What is an "lsd" process, and where does it go?

ruggerjvd

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WAs trying to stop a process using activity monitor, and must have accidentally trashed or stopped a process owned by root called "lsd" because it ended up in my trash. I quickly moved it to the desktop. Would OSX let me delete a critical root file? Which folder does it belong in?

thanks
 

calderone

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lsd is the Little Snitch Daemon, not a critical system file. If you have Little Snitch installed, consult their site or the original installer package on where it goes.
 

ruggerjvd

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Thanks for the help calderone. Why does activity monitor show the owner as "root". This happened to a friend. She brought the computer to an apple store and asked them to remove little snitch and they erased her drive without telling her. She lost all her photos, business files, etc., then told her they don't do restores. To me that is inexplicable
 

grapes911

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She asked the Apple Store to get rid of a third party app and they did. It sounds like a genie wish where you always get what you want with some crazy side effect.
 

ruggerjvd

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Wasn't that a bit uncalled for to delete someones hard drive without telling them first, or at least giving her a chance to backup some files? I would have strangled the little twirp
 

grapes911

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I had them replace a track pad because it was sticking and they reinstalled the OS. It's an Apple policy to reinstall the OS anytime there is service, so I'm not surprised. It's hit or miss if they do it though. A general rule is never bring a computer to the Apple Store unless you are prepared to lose all data on it. Backup, backup, backup. I know it sucks though.
 

grapes911

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Sorry, I should have been clearer. Their policy is to format the drive and reinstall the OS. It eliminate softwares as being an issue during service. They don't do it every time, but they do it often enough.
 
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